T-Mobile US has confirmed that the company has suffered a data breach but said that “we have not yet determined that there is any personal customer data involved.” An online forum earlier said personal data of more than 100 million of the company’s users had been leaked.
The company said it has been working around the clock to investigate claims being made that T-Mobile data may have been illegally accessed and is conducting an extensive analysis alongside digital forensic experts to understand the validity of these claims and is coordinating with law enforcement.
“We have determined that unauthorized access to some T-Mobile data occurred, however we have not yet determined that there is any personal customer data involved. We are confident that the entry point used to gain access has been closed, and we are continuing our deep technical review of the situation across our systems to identify the nature of any data that was illegally accessed.”
“This investigation will take some time but we are working with the highest degree of urgency. Until we have completed this assessment we cannot confirm the reported number of records affected or the validity of statements made by others”, the company said in a blog post.